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A top initiative for most IT departments is eliminating operational complexity. Hyperconverged infrastructure, or HCI, is an IT architecture built on virtualization. It enables integration between formerly disparate hardware elements such as compute, storage, and networking. See Figure 1 for a comparison.

Figure 1 – Hyperconverged Infrastructure vs. Legacy infrastructure models

HCI reduces administrative burden and provides a solid foundation for automation and orchestration. A well-designed HCI platform includes simplified but powerful functionality throughout, and it can provide a pool of resources for consolidating a variety of workload types. By increasing resource utilization and management efficiency with HCI, you will not only reduce expenses, but increase productivity by relieving your overburdened IT department.

If you are an organization looking to leave traditional virtualization vendors behind so you can leverage the latest and greatest in HCI, this reference has all the information you need to get started. This Gorilla Guide helps you better understand the importance of HCI now and in the future.

Inside the Guide

Gorilla Guides make learning and discovery approachable and easy, and take the guesswork out of navigating complicated IT technologies. Written by an industry expert, this resource is packed full of trusted information outlining the benefits of making the transition to HCI for greater adaptability, lower costs, better use of resources, and improved ease of use.

Discover how to:

  • Make a case for HCI in your organization
  • Save time, money, and decrease TCO using HCI
  • Break down the different silos infrastructure teams are plagued by (such as servers and storage silos)
  • Use the core HCI concepts to make the best decisions for your business


Table of Contents

Introduction: Just Turn the Key (Average read time: 2 min)

Chapter 1: Hyperconverged Infrastructure: The ‘Key’ to Turnkey IT Infrastructure (Average read time: 15 min)

  • What Is HCI? A Brief Definition
  • HCI: Evolving and Proving Its Value
  • How HCI Fits in Traditional Data Center Approaches
  • The Compelling Case for HCI
  • The HCI Opportunity vs. Legacy Thinking


Chapter 2: HCI Enables What Business Leaders Are Asking For (Average read time: 16 min)

  • Hottest of the Hot Buttons
  • Seamless, Quicker Disaster Recovery
  • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
  • Edge Computing and the Internet of Things
  • Futureproof Your Environment


Chapter 3: How to Immediately Reduce TCO for Your Infrastructure (Average read time: 18 min)

  • Operational Simplicity
  • High Availability
  • Scalability
  • Affordability
  • Time to Do More

About the Author

Alan Earls is a Boston-area writer with extensive experience covering information technology—from its pioneering figures to today’s cutting edge development.

About Scale Computing

Scale Computing HC3 software eliminates the need for traditional IT silos of virtualization software, di­saster recovery software, servers, and shared storage, replacing these with a fully integrated, highly avail­able platform for running applications. Using patented HyperCore™️ technology, the HC3 self-healing plat­form automatically identifies, mitigates, and corrects problems in the infrastructure in real-time, enabling applications to achieve maximum uptime even when local IT resources and staff are scarce.